Construction worker dies after fall at WCup venue
Authorities say a 21-year-old worker helping build a World Cup
stadium in Brazil died after a 30-meter (100-feet) fall at the
The local government said Jose Afonso de Oliveira Rodrigues died
Monday while working at the World Cup venue in the capital
The government said the companies in charge of the construction
of the 70,000-capacity Mane Garrincha stadium were investigating
the cause of the accident and giving support to the worker’s
family. The companies told local media that Rodrigues appeared to
be wearing his safety equipment at the time of the accident.
Brasilia will host three matches in next year’s Confederations
Cup and seven in the World Cup, the first in Brazil since 1950.